Pre-order Sony's 10.3-inch Digital Paper e-ink tablet now for $599.99; device launches June 21st

The Sony DPT-CP1 is a 10.3-inch Digital Paper e-ink tablet. With the included stylus (and various stylus tips), you’ll feel like you’re writing on paper. The device has a touchscreen, 16GB of internal storage (11GB available to users) and connects via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Powering the device is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU running at a clock speed of 2.0 GHz (or a compatible CPU that is equal or greater).

As you might imagine, battery life is sensational with a single charge lasting up to one week with Wi-Fi enabled, or as long as three weeks with Wi-Fi disabled. And with the Digital …


Motorola's newest patent is a foldable smartphone that turns into a tablet

Motorola, or better say Lenovo, doesn’t want to be left behind in the race for the first foldable smartphone, hence the new patent the company filed recently. Although the patent that shows a smartphone that unfolds into a tablet was filed back in September 2016, it was approved in March 2018.

Designing a truly foldable smartphone is definitely a tremendous task, not to mention that developing one that’s ready for mass market is even harder, so Motorola working on a device that can switch from a smartphone to a tablet factor seems close to impossible.

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Microsoft promotes the Surface Pro (2017) for students with 10% discounts on tablet and accessories

Are you a student? If so, Microsoft wants to sell you a Surface Pro (2017) tablet. To do so, it is willing to take 10% off the price of one of its Windows 10 Pro powered slates. And to get the word out, it created a series of six new ads, including the one at the very top of this story. Microsoft calls the device the ultimate laptop for students, but that means adding the optional Type Cover ($143.99 for students, 10% off). The Surface Pen ($89.99 for students, 10% off) is also extra.

Other ads show how the Surface Pro can be the ultimate laptop for architecture students, design …

Samsung cuts the price of the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet by $100

Tablet shipments dropped 3.4% year-over-year during 2017 with Samsung ending the year as the second largest manufacturer of the device. With a market share roughly half that of Apple’s, Samsung is looking to ignite some sales by cutting the price of the Galaxy Tab S3 by $100, or 18%, to $449.99. This is a limited time offer, and by no coincidence it comes right after Apple launched its new low-priced iPad.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display carrying a resolution of 1536 x 2048. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is equipped with a quad-core …

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8-inch tablet is just $150 ($49 off) at Newegg and Amazon

Retailers Amazon and Newegg have taken 25% off the price of the Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8-inch tablet. With the $49.01 price cut, the tablet is now only $149.99. The tablet features an 8-inch LCD display with a 1200 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 435 SoC powers the slate, carrying an octa-core CPU running at a 1.4GHz clock speed, and the Adreno 505 GPU. Both the back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP, and keeping the lights on is a 4800mAh battery. 3GB of RAM is inside, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

The MediaPad M3 Lite 8-inch tablet includes dual speakers that feature audio …

You can now get a free Amazon Echo Dot with the purchase of the $150 Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet

You can now buy the $150 Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet and get a free Amazon Echo Dot (second generation) smart speaker for a limited time.

The deal is available for the version of the Fire HD 10 with special offers (Amazon lock-screen ads), and it’s one of the best prices for such a combo around.
The Fire HD 10 is a 10-inch tablet with access to Amazon’s ecosystem. It features a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 1.8 GHz quad-core chip with 2GB RAM, 32GB of storage, and up to 10 hours of battery life. And considering that Android tablets are practically non-existent …

Huawei's folding phone patent shows how a phone turns into a tablet and vice versa

Last October, Huawei CEO Richard Yu revealed that the company has a working foldable phone that could be released in 2018. The timing of that comment is important, because just one month prior to Yu’s statement Huawei filed a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The patent was published today by that organization, and includes images of what Huawei has in mind.

In the open position, the foldable Huawei device is a full-sized tablet. It appears to fold in the middle to become a smartphone. Back in October, when he discussed the foldable phone that Huawei …

The Chuwi Hi 9 Air tablet will come with Android Oreo out of the box

With the increasingly larger size of smartphone screens over the last few years, the main casualty has been the tablet market. Sales of slates have been slipping and several Android manufacturers have slowed down development of new tablets, or have stopped designing new models altogether. However, there are still some new Android powered slates coming to market. Case in point, the Chuwi Hi 9 Air by a company named Chuwi (of course).

Unlike many of the devices made by this company, the Hi 9 Air actually sports some premium specs. First, we should tell you that it does come out of the box …

reMarkable tablet review


The reMarkable tablet is something only a real “paper” person—as the company likes to call its potential customers—would ever consider buying. It’s not a traditional tablet, in that it doesn’t run Android, or iOS, or Windows, and as such, it doesn’t have access to a developed ecosystem of apps and services. In fact, there are no apps available for the reMarkable tablet, per se. So, what’s the hook, then? Well, this device does something that no other tablet on the market does — it feels and acts like paper. Digital paper, of course, but it’s as close as it gets to the real thing right now.

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New patent shows magnetic locks could be used on Microsoft's folding Andromeda tablet

At the beginning and end of 2017, certain Microsoft patents were made public, indicating that the company is working on a folding tablet that can transform from a slate into a smartphone-sized handset. The so-called “Andromeda” device is said to have two screens, the capability to make/take calls, and includes a special version of the Windows OS. One feature offered out of the box will allow users to take notes on both screens as though they were writing on a regular paper-based notebook.

Today, information about a new Microsoft patent has appeared. Based on the information included with …